Sunday, May 24, 2009

39 boxes on the wall....

39 boxes on the down... 38 more boxes on the wall....37 boxes on the wall... lalalala...

Yes... I'm doing alot of boxes.... this is madness... but I've done 6 full boxes which is infact 12 seems there is a top & bottom to the box. Lots & lots of paper folding..33 to go!!! Anyway... I was just taking a break from folding... and figured I would update my blog. It's sooo hard there are sooo many good blogs out there that it's distracting to keep focused....

Oh!! I will be trying to put something together for Kim's Colour Challenge.... so watch this space!!! Why don't you try it.... it's fun!!

Good night!

Friday, May 22, 2009

10c Prints!!! till June 7th

Just to let you know... Costco are doing an online & instore special 10c prints... upto 200 prints. valid from May 25th to June 7th. Get printing..... Oh! and make sure you print your total all at once. My mum tried to do 60 at first...then another 100 and it wouldn't let her.

Here's the online coupon code CWSSA525


Boxes, Boxes Boxes... I'm going Box Crazy :}

I finally got my SU delivery in late yesterday :} I've only unpacked it so far... I haven't managed to get my 40 boxes done for the swap yet. But it should be easy once I get going... besides... I like working to deadlines :} it keeps me on my toes. heheh. I know, I know.. I've been going a little box crazy lately.... but it's so much fun. Plus I'm tweaking an idea I had for my WoW Swap which is next weekend!!! ek!!

Anyway... Last week I posted the original 3x3 box I made which was cut & scored from instructions...after making this sample I realised I couldn't fit a cute bellyband around it seems my paper would need to be more than 12x12...ek! So back to the drawing board I went and changed a few dimensions so the box was a smidgen bit smaller :} And Voila!!!
Below is a 2.5 x 2.5. I'm still not happy with it. One thing I did learn is that you can't use the textured cardstock seems it's not sturdy enough for these kind of paper torture ;}

So this box below was made using the Big Shot Die Cut Box XL... I 'played' with it when i made a visit to my friend's Studio. Love it...!!!!! I think this template is the next on my wish list. It would be great for wedding favours, baby showers, etc. Cute huh?

And finally... I also played with the new matchbox Die cut for the Big Shot. I used the new Walk in the Park DSPaper...isn't it lovely. I'll have to buy some choccies to decorate and place inside to show off it's true beauty/potential.

Ok... that's it for now... gotta go get the babe!! and sort thru my new shipment... Christmas is here!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


So someone recently shared this pretty magazine style card holder that you can make with me.... so I figured I would share it with you. It's an old blog link from a lady in the USA - Melinda Wharton. Enjoy!!!

I think I might make it sometime this week..

Monday, May 18, 2009

My box of delights ;}

So here's my little box of delights that I've been working on... I found out how to make these on KWerners Site... The funny thing is ... I had been working on another box for ages....and then this one came to the rescue. I thinking of using it for my WOW Swap at the end of the month... different DSP's & colours. Hmm... Now I just need to churn out another 39boxes !!!!

Before this one.. I created this one... Pretty...but a pain to make.

Stamp Set: One of a Kind
Paper: Old DSP from last year - CS Real Red
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Ballet Blue
Supplies: Ballet Blue 1/2 striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Filgree Brad, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Big Shot Daisies Die Cut, Oval Punch, Oval Scalloped Punch


40% off Coupon

Here's the linkie!!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Mum's Day...

So I love's one of my passions. I love taking close ups of people, objects & simple things. This weekend my DH gave me a lovely bunch of flowers for Mums Day!... my fav kind. Daisies!!!! I love Daises... all different kinds & colours. Anyway... Attached is a couple of photos I took... for you to look deep into ;}

Enjoy! Oh! and I have finished 2 more boxes and taken the photos... hopefully tomorrow afternoon/evening I should be able to blog about them. I had sooo much fun making them.


Sunday, May 10, 2009


Hey there,

So... I've been a little busy actually creating some stuff. I've decided that I work well/better when I have a deadline to meet. Otherwise I just slack off ;} Anyway... with Mothers Day & a WOW swap that I have offered to participate in...I've been busy creating creations. I haven't finalised on what I'm doing for the WOW swap yet....but I'm "playing" at the moment.

Here's a purse design that I found on the web.. I think it was from Scorepal's website... I don't have a scorepal... but I'm seriously considering it. I'm sure it would make these projects easier.

The second picture is my mothers days card for my mum.... Hopefully she likes it..

And lastly this photo is the page I completed at last weekends crop for the cure event. This layout was created by Linda.W. who has become a new found friend :}


Thursday, May 7, 2009

My fav online scrapbook Store...


So... I have a favourite online scrapbook store that I just love!!!!!.... So I'd thought I'd share it with you. I came across it one day when I was doing a search for scrapbook supplies for travel. Seems most of my scrapbooks are based on my travels. Anyway... since then I've ordered from them a few times & just loved getting the weekly newsletter from the owner Julie.

PS: if your going to place an order...LMK...and we can join orders to save on shipping ;}

Another coupon..

I know, I know.. I shouldn't do this... but I can't help, helping people spend/save money on craft items ;}


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Don't you just love pretty paper?


Well... the heading says it all... I know I do :} Along with stickers & glitter ;} Infact I was talking to a footie friend of mine who is currently waiting for the arrival of her little munchkin about the love of paper the other day...papercraft is so much fun!. Anyway... we both agree... you can never have too much ;} That's not what my dh says when he carts my paper up & down the stairs ;P

Seems May is National Scrapbooking month Stampin Up! has a great deal on.... Buy 3 packs of paper & get 1 Free. So... who's in? I know I am. Contact me to place your order soon...only available till May 31st


Monday, May 4, 2009

Busy weekend...

So... I'm very proud of myself for 2 things this weekend, firstly I went and did my first demo this past weekend for a fellow SU demonstrators fundraiser " Crop for the Cure". What a day!! How many scrapbookers can you fit in a room? I kept telling the ladies that no matter how much table space they give you it's never you always briny way too much...just incase ;} Anyway.....I met some wonderful ladies all willing to guide me & most importantly help me enjoy my SU! experience. It seems I'm all about the pretty...and not worried about my costs...ek!! I suppose I'd better work on that. I was a little nervous....but I had a good turnout... I had 6 people sign up and take my little demo/class...seems it was a scrapbooking event I based my class on creating 2 pages using the Simply Scrappin Kit 'Best Ever'. I LOVE these kits seems they give you enough paper & loads of stickers to complete a event. I've always found I've never had enough accent stickers for my scrapbook pages :} That's just me though... People who know me...know I love glitter & stickers....and I suppose fancy papers comes in a close 3rd place. Anyhow... below is my pages... I based the theme on birthdays seems everyone has a my little gal turned 1 a few months back so I wanted to start scrapbooking that....infact I've only done her first I'm trying to work on my baby shower onwards.... heheeheh.. a little behind.

Secondly... I'm proud of myself for doing the KWerner's challenge last week. It seems it's created a little bit of traffic on my blog....even from my good ole homeland UK!!!... until then I know I only had one viewer (J) ;} Now I seem to have people popping by to see my creations...Hmm... now the pressure is on... it's quite exciting really. I know I cruise the entries aswell... Anyhow... Gotta go and get the babe... she's awoken from her beauty sleep...and if she's left too long she's not very beautiful ;} Awckkk!!! Schhhh!!! Nooooo... she is I'll post a new piccie soon ;}.